MARSA ALAM KITESURFING

 To book a kitesurfing holiday or lesson contact steven@marsaalam.com  or via WhatsApp on +20 1284332337

KITESURFING IN MARSA ALAM

Kitesurfing is easy to start and a great experience. Don’t be put off by video shots of professionals doing amazing stunts.  The basics are much easier and you will be able to learn them in just a few days and then you will be able to enjoy the sport from the very first day of your next holiday.

Marsa Alam is a perfect location for it.  Why ?

REASONS TO CHOOSE MARSA ALAM

1. Relatively flat seas but with a high proportion of windy days each month and especially from March to May and from July to September.

2. The Red Sea has the warmest average water temperatures of any open water sea in the world, great in summer and still very mild in winter.  

3. Beautiful reefs form some great natural barriers to create perfect flat water within large lagoons.

4. Between 360 and 365 days of sunshine a year with an average of almost 11 hours a day.  

5. Crystal clear waters allow you to judge the sea depth.  

6. Enjoy the fantastic background of the immense Sahara desert.

Kitesurfing acrobatics at Royal Tulip Resort – 2018 
Feb 2018 – 7.34 mins – 37+ likes – 6,700+ views 
Basic kitesurfing overview/introduction
May 2018 – 21.44 mins – 5.5K+ likes – 331,000+ views

BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR

When the winds are often at their strongest and also the land temperatures not too high from September through until April.  

WIND AND WEATHER CONDITIONS

The summer is hot with average maximum temperatures in August of 35 C and an average water temperature of 29 C and still very mild in winter with average maximum temperatures of 23 C in January with an average water temperature also of 23 C. 

Winds are usually from the North but check the forecast.  Here is the forecast for the next two to three days from WindAlert.com. You can also check out predicted wind speeds and directions and the general weather conditions for the next week at Marsa Alam Airport (which is near Port Ghalib) at the following web page.  

And if you want to know what type of weather to expect several weeks from now – check out our detailed weather and climate page.

BEST LOCATIONS

There is a coastal fringe reef which stretches for hundreds of miles north and south of Marsa Alam and there are only a few places where there is a sandy beach with direct walk in access into a sandy lagoon with a protective reef.  Here are the best of them.

Marsa Alam kite surfing trip – 2014 
Apr 2014 – 3.57 mins – 32+ likes – 9,600+ views
Marsa Alam kitesurfing 2020 – some commentary in German.
Mar 2020 – 4.45 mins – 3+ likes – 200+ views.

1. THE LAGOON AT ROYAL TULIP BEACH RESORT

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION !

46 Km north of Marsa Alam town and 17  km south of Marsa Alam airport. Please contact steven@marsaalam.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337 to book a course or rent equipment at Royal Tulip Beach Resort. 

This huge lagoon stretches a kilometre along the coast and 700 metres out from the beach, with ample space for kite surfers of all levels and perfect for picking up fast speeds whenever there is a favourable wind which is almost every day in Marsa Alam.  

An inviting sandy beach stretches along the lagoon for five hundred metres and you’ll find the waters crystal clear. 

Whether you’ve come to learn or to compete with friends you’ll find experienced professionals on hand to help you and kitesurfing lessons are offered for both beginners and advanced.  

There’s also a choice of kites, depending on wind conditions, from 5.5 square metres up to 14 square metres and also made from different materials; as well as wet suits for the winter season.  

The three instructors and two beach boys speak English, German, Italian and Arabic and always look forward to welcoming new or repeat customers, whether highly experienced or just beginners. 

You are also next to the excellent value five star Royal Tulip Beach Resort which has great food, pool, recreation facilties and useful shops just a few minutes walk away. 

Kitesurfing at Royal Tulip Resort – 2018.
Mar 2018 – 4.23 mins – 13+ likes – 2,900+ views 
Kitesurfing at Royal Tulip Resort – 2017.
Feb 2017 – 4.09 mins – 9+ likes – 3,800+ views 

PRICE LIST FOR THE TULIP KITE CENTRE

As of 1 January 2021

Please do check these prices and other details with Steven (steven@marsaalam.com) or the centre before booking.

STORAGE AND BEACH USE
Length of usePrice
One day12 euros
One week60 euros
Two weeks100 euros
Three weeks130 euros
Four weeks160 euros
KITESURFING COURSES
Course typePrice
A half hour intro course (on the beach)15 euros
A one hour private lesson (water)60 euros
3.5 hours basic course (1.5 beach + 2 water)130 euros
3 hours refresh course (water)150 euros
7 hours basic course (3 beach + 4 water)260 euros
Kiteweek (6 days) min 7 hours course + 3 days rental440 euros
BOARD RENTAL
Length of usePrice
One day25 euros
One week120 euros
Two weeks200 euros
Three weeks260 euros
KITE AND BAR RENTAL
Length of usePrice
One day50 euros
One week220 euros
Two weeks380 euros
Three weeks520 euros
COMPLETE SET – KITE AND BOARD
Length of usePrice
Half a day50 euros
One day70 euros
One week350 euros
Two weeks520 euros
Three weeks650 euros
5 out of 7 days250 euros
7 out of 14 days350 euros

Contact Steven@marsaalam.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337 for more information or to book a course.

Kitesurfing at Royal Tulip in 2019 (1)
Dec 2019 – 1.28 mins – 4+ likes – 120+ views
Kitesurfing at Royal Tulip in 2019 (2).
Dec 2019 – 59 secs – 2+ likes – 121+ views.
And also filmed in 2019.
Feb 2020 – 5.22 mins – 2+ likes – 161+ views.
And from 2016.
Feb 2016 – 5.00 mins – 5+ likes – 1000+ views.
A kitesurfing holiday at Royal Tulip in September 2014.
Nov 2014 – 4.13 mins – 5.100+ views.

2. EL NAABA LAGOON

Near Three Corners Equinox Resort

A deep water lagoon about 30 km north of Marsa Alam town, 30 km south of Marsa Alam airport and 1 km south of Three Corners Equinox Resort. It’s separated from the open sea by a coral reef.  The water is normally flat but a little choppy when the wind is strong.  

There is Giant Bay suitable for the experienced and experts and Baby Bay a little further to the south with its’ super flat waters which is better for beginners and those wishing to perfect more complicated moves.  

There are kite surfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Steven at steven@marsaalam.com or via WhatsApp on +201284332337.

Kitesurfing at El Naaba – December 2019.
Jan 2020 – 1.24 mins – 1+ likes – 42+ views.

3. LAHAMI BAY

Here, some 140 km south of Marsa Alam town, the reef forms a large lagoon (around 2 X 3 km) which makes for perfect flat waters which are mostly of wadable depth.  Entrance to the lagoon is from a sandy beach so there’s no difficulty in access.  The water though normally flat can be a little choppy when there is a strong wind.  

Advanced kitesurfers might like to explore the deeper waters and the mangrove shorelines while beginners are advised to follow closely the advice of their instructors and to keep to the lagoon.  

During July and August water levels drop making the area available for kitesurfing restricted to a narrower channel area.  

There are kite surfing lessons and guidance available for all levels of experience – please contact Steven at steven@marsaalam.com

4. BLUE LAGOON NEAR BY HOTEL DREAM LAGOON BEACH

Situated some 20 km south of Marsa Alam town.  The reef is fairly close to the shore slightly restricting the area available but the bottom is sandy and the water usually fairly flat although choppy when the wind is strong.

WHAT DOES A KITE SURFING HOLIDAY INVOLVE ?

A four day course is usually sufficient for a complete beginner to become a safe and confident kiteboarder.  The initial instruction session usually involves practising with a small trainer kit on land.  Do bear in mind that lessons do depend on local weather and sea conditions and so it might not always be possible to complete a course on consecutive days. 

Kitesurfing at Blue Lagoon in January 2020 –
Apr 2020 – 58 secs – 2+ likes – 43+ views.
Kitesurfing at Lahami Bay – 2019.
Feb 2019 – 3.11 mins – 12+ likes – 1,000+ views.
Kitesurfing Marsa Alam in December 2013
Feb 2014 – 7.58 mins – 8+ likes – 3,000+ likes